HR Observations at Omega HR Solutions Turns Nine

I am having my blog birthday today. On August 31, 2006 I posted this brief paragraph below. I have read alot about the coming Labor shortage or the coming talent shortage. I certainly believe it, for a number of different reasons.. baby boomer retirement, fewer people in the next age wave, the diminishing quality of …

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How to go from Influencer to decision-maker: Why I am planning on visiting the vendors at SHRM 2013

  The SHRM national convention will be held in Chicago this month on June 16th through the 19th.  I am attending as an official blogger which makes me “Press”. I feel a bit funny with that title but I did it last year in Atlanta as well. It was fun, I learned a lot, especially …

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Metrics in HR: A Final Report from SHRM Atlanta

  The SHRM Atlanta 23rd Annual Conference ended with a session entitled HR Thinking Creatively: How All Lines of Business Affect Your Recruiting Strategy presented by Julie Moreland of PeopleClues and Dave Ryan of Melo-O-Cream Donuts International. To me their message was about developing metrics in HR. Metrics that matter. Metrics It is well known …

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A big KEY to making the most of your conference experience

  I am preparing to attend the SHRM-Atlanta 2013 conference on Monday April 29th and Tuesday April 30th. I will be blogging and live Tweeting from the sessions and the conference marketplace. Whether you are attending this conference or any of the multiple SHRM affiliated conferences here is a KEY tip for making the most …

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HR Disaster Relief is in the Cloud

    This past year has seen a number of natural disasters that have disrupted the daily operations of many businesses. Hurricane Sandy, blizzards, destructive tornados in the Southeast have all caused businesses to shut down and in some cases they lost significant property, including personnel records. So if you are in HR and are …

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Can You Fire the “Temptress”?

  What happens when a husband and wife work at the same place and the husband (the boss) starts being tempted by another female worker? Well when the wife finds out she demands the temptress be fired. The question then becomes can you fire the temptress? Not really about “too good looking” This story of …

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Tell Your Employees You Want Them Back

  “In America on average, nearly 12,000 people die every year in DUI-related accidents. 900,000 are arrested each year for DUI/DWI and a full 1/3 of those are repeat offenders.” As you wish your employees a Happy New Year on New Year’s Eve keep this “sobering” statistic in mind. Remind them you would like to …

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A Look Ahead: Predictions for 2012

On January 16, 2012 I will be appearing as the guest on the Internet radio show Drive Thru HR that is hosted by Bryan Wempen and William Tincup. We will be talking about what I see ahead in human resources for the year 2012. This post gives you a preview of my look ahead at …

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Mental Models: Key to Success or Pathway to Failure?

For a recent lesson for a PHR preparation class I broke out my 1990 version of Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline and reread some of the information on his model of the learning organization. If you have ever studied for the PHR/SPHR you know that the components of his learning organization are systems thinking, personal …

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Key Outcomes for Employee Communication

A lot of verbiage is spent on what makes for good employee communication. Many people put a lot of time into thinking about the “hows” to do employee communication. But you need to think about the “outcomes” of your communication. Before we get to outcomes however, let’s review some of the building blocks of employee communication. …

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